Boston: E. P. Peabody, 1841. 16mo (12.4 x 7.8 cm). vii, 140 pages. Original bluish plum basket-weave embossed cloth, black paper label on front cover (gilt lettering faded but readable); green cloth chemise; green morocco pull of case by Bradstreet's (one joint split). A near-fine copy with some light wear to binding, a few scattered foxmarks and several leaves with unobtrusive marginal soilmarks. Item #406692
FIRST EDITION of the first of three titles in the Grandfather's Chair series for children. It was Elizabeth Palmer Peabody—the sister of Hawthorne's future wife, Sofia—who published these stories when the original publisher, Nahum Capen, withdrew. BAL 7590; Clark A6.1.